Seattle Mariners defeat Boston Red Sox, 3-0

The writing was on the wall yesterday morning.

Tacked up in the Red Sox clubhouse, just inside the door, it went like this: Stern CF, Cora 2B, Ortiz DH, Ramírez LF, Youkilis 3B, Snow 1B, Peña RF, Bard C, Gonzalez SS.

Runs aplenty there simply would not be. David Ortiz and Manny Ramírez, in 2005, combined for 342 hits, 92 home runs, and 292 RBIs. The other seven batters in yesterday's lineup: 393 hits, 34 HRs, 180 RBIs. Factor in Ramírez's unprecedented season-opening sl...